ACTRIMS Educational Travel Grants

A limited number of ACTRIMS Forum 2019 Educational Grants will be awarded to Young Investigators whose abstracts are accepted for a platform or poster presentation. Young Investigators include students, residents, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty.

For junior faculty to qualify for a grant, residency or fellowship should have been completed in 2012 or later. If junior faculty do not meet this requirement and wish to be considered a Young Investigator, such requests will be handled on a case by case basis by the ACTRIMS Forum Scientific Program Committee.

Educational Grant recipients will be notified in November 2018. Recipients will receive $600 USD and complimentary registration to the ACTRIMS Forum 2019.

ACTRIMS Young Investigator Awards

Best Young Investigator Posters
Prizes will be awarded for the two best poster presentations, determined by an ACTRIMS-appointed judging committee. Awardees will be announced during the Awards Reception on Friday, March 1, 2019 and will receive $1,500 USD.

Best Young Investigator Oral Presentation
One prize will be awarded for the best oral presentation given by a Young Investigator, determined by an ACTRIMS-appointed judging committee. The awardee will be announced during the Awards Reception on Friday, March 1, 2019 and will receive $2,000 USD.

Affiliated Organization Awards

National MS Society (NMSS) Travel Award
Four Travel Awards will be given to Society-funded trainees selected from those whose abstracts are accepted for the ACTRIMS Forum. Those eligible include current postdoctoral fellows, Sylvia Lawry Physician Fellows, Harry Weaver Neuroscience Scholars, Career Transition Fellows, Clinical Care Fellows, NMSS/AAN MS Clinician Scientist Awardees, and fellows being trained through Society-Funded Mentor-Based Rehabilitation fellowships or Institutional Clinician Training Awards. 

Fellows whose abstracts have been accepted will be provided information about the Travel Award application process in November 2018. Recipients of NMSS Travel Awards will receive $2,000 USD and complimentary registration to the ACTRIMS Forum 2019.

MS Society of Canada (MSSC) endMS Research and Training Travel Award
Four endMS Research and Training Travel Awards will be selected from those with an active endMS Postdoctoral Fellowship or Doctoral Studentship Award with the MSSC who have had an accepted abstract for the ACTRIMS Forum 2019.

Postdoctoral Fellows or Doctoral Studentship Awardees whose abstracts have been accepted will be provided information about the endMS Research and Training Travel Award in November 2018. Recipients will receive $1,000 CAD and complimentary registration to the ACTRIMS Forum 2019.